Top LDS Church events of 2013: Missionaries, temples and milestones
A dramatic surge in the missionary force, major church milestones and humanitarian aid efforts were among the noteworthy stories involving The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2013.
This past year, the church implemented new ways to share the gospel through technology, increased its digital outreach and responded to natural disasters around the world. It continued to adjust to overall growth, build temples and provide opportunities for its members to serve and improve lives.
Here is a look at the top stories making headlines in 2013.
Contributing: Joseph Walker, Trent Toone, Tad Walch, R. Scott Lloyd, Gerry Avant, Sarah Weaver, Jason Swensen, Jesse Hyde, Ryan Morgenegg, Rachel Sterzer, Abby Stevens, Christine Rappleye, Doug Robinson
- BYU jumps into national spotlight after big...
- BYU basketball analysis: How the Cougars held...
- BYU shocks No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70
- Victim of Washington Terrace homicide...
- Holmoe assesses the state of the program as...
- Deedee Corradini, Salt Lake's first and only...
- Jewish woman launches modest online...
- How about a Utah-BYU matchup in NCAA tournament?
- Elder Holland calls on Christians to... 96
- Defending the Faith: Even in science,... 72
- Why I make my kids go to church 52
- LDS university president receives... 18
- Jewish woman launches modest online... 15
- Doug Robinson: A Boy Scout for 75 years... 6
- Activists: Islamic State group now... 5
- K2 The Church's grand opening a... 5